Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. Read more
Annia is a Board-Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. She immigrated from Cuba in 2007. In 2000 she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Central University of Las Villas, Cuba. Annia is currently enrolled in training courses and is about to obtain a Master’s degree in Prevention and Psychological Intervention of Behavioral Issues. Before Annia earned her BCaBA certification, she worked as a Registered Behavior Therapist working in-home and in-school settings, teaching communication, social, self-help, and play skills through ABA principals. Learn more
What is generalization? How is generalization used in therapy with my child? Why is generalization important? These are just a few of the questions answered in this month’s Parent Training. The term Generalization in ABA is the process of taking a skill learned in one setting (e.g., home) and applying it in other settings (e.g., daycare/school). It may also be used to define the process of taking one skill and applying it in a different way (e.g., zip coat up and zip up backpack) (Fouse & Wheeler, 1997). Generalization is simply applying learned skills in many ways. Learn more
My Daughters Have Autism…and So do I
“I saw my daughter’s behavior. These were not attention-seeking behaviors. She was struggling with something profound. And achingly familiar. Sometime after this, I don’t know exactly when, it just clicked. I am Bumble Bee. Bumble Bee is me. This is how I was when I was a kid. She also didn’t feel my warmth. She did not see the kind things we do for her. She only saw my frustration with her. She recoiled when I tried to caress her.” Read more